Jack Wolfskin, a leading provider of outdoor performance apparel, footwear and equipment based in Idstein, Germany, was honoured on June 21 with the EUROBIKE Award 2023 for its innovative Bike Commute 2.5 Jkt W.
The award is a renowned distinction for innovative and high-quality products from the bicycle and future mobility industry. The judging criteria for the award are: Degree of innovation, functionality, sustainability, design, processing quality and material selection.
The Bike Commute 2.5 Jkt W is equipped with many cycling-specific details and features a sustainable material innovation with a “textile-to-textile” manufacturing process that sets a new milestone in the performance apparel sector for a future closed loop system. The outer material is made from worn garments and textile cuttings and is recyclable. The membrane of the jacket is made from cuttings left over from the manufacturing process and returned to the production cycle – a zero-waste concept.
The jury states the following arguments for its decision: “With the Bike Commute 2.5L Jkt W rain jacket, outdoor specialist JACK WOLFSKIN combines maximum comfort, sophisticated functionality and chic, timeless aesthetics with sustainability. For this, the manufacturer does not rely on textiles made from recycled PET bottles, but goes a big step further with the use of specially recycled materials, which in the future will enable a closed cycle of recyclable materials. An exemplary as well as contemporary zero-waste strategy that has been translated into a highly attractive product with the Bike Commute 2.5L Jkt W rain jacket.”
“Receiving the Eurobike Award is a significant recognition for us, emphasizing the need to forge new paths in sustainable product development. The award symbolizes the industry’s recognition of the importance of honoring efforts toward a more sustainable future.”, said Svenja Engler, Category Director Lifestyle, Kids, Accessories for Jack Wolfskin. “The development process of the Bike Commute 2.5 Jkt W focuses on our approach to create less waste in production. Looking into the future, we want to implement this in all our categories, thereby inspiring the entire industry to do the same.”
The Bike Commute 2.5 Jkt W is designed specifically for bike commuting, whether it’s cycling, the workday or a weekend spin in the countryside. Drop tail back that protects from splashes, a special ventilation system underneath the arms, extended cuffs on the wrists, practical well placed pockets for easy accessibility, even when worn with a pack, reflective details and a protective hood that stows in the collar mark the jacket as a perfect fit for bike commuters. The Texapore Ecosphere Pro Stretch material (20,000 mm water column & 15,000 g/m² breathability) guarantees freedom of movement, comfort and weather protection.
The Bike Commute 2.5 Jkt will be available for sale for women and men beginning in spring 2024. Visit Jack Wolfskin’s digital space to view the brand’s current collections and continued advancements in sustainability.